Doctors Of The Future Will Give No Medicine

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Robert Dorn
Professor Burks
ENC 1101
5 August 2014
Doctors of Tomorrow The Doctors of tomorrow should be masters of the mind, body, and soul. Thomas Jefferson said, “The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patient in the care of the human Spirit, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease” (Thomas Jefferson Quotes). Our mind body and soul is what makes us human, what makes us whole. If your computer was broken would you fix just two thirds of it or would you fix all three parts? The way doctors heal us should be the same way, why focus on one part and not the person as a whole? I believe that holistic medical approaches such as meditation, yoga, herbal supplements and healthy diet should be taught at medical school alongside traditional medicine, to produce a whole doctor that can heal a whole person not just get rid of a diseases or sickness. By definition holistic medicine is “A term used to describe therapies that attempt to treat the patient as a whole person. That is, instead of treating an illness, orthodoxly, holistic medicine looks at an individual 's overall physical, mental, spiritual, and emotional wellbeing before recommending treatment”( Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary.) Many Scientists and doctors don’t think any holistic approaches actually heal you because they are not scientifically proven. A retired prison doctor and physiatrist Antony Daniels who states in his article for the spectator magazine that “Don’t believe

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